Does an untamed budgie need a buddy?

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Does an untamed budgie need a buddy?

Post by pianohar » Wed, 17 Mar 2004 04:52:11



Hello,

I thought that my budgie and canary might interact, vocally.  Of course,
they aren't close enough together for the parakeet to get at the canary.
However, does an untamed budgie need a fellow?  I seem to read conflicting
reports on this.  He's in a large***atiel cage and seems to quite
appreciate the room, and I'm aware that in order to introduce a buddy, one
must use two cages for awhile.  Usually some of us are home.  Will a canary
and keet respond to one another at some point?

Just trying to sort some things out ... and no, I'm not "out the door to buy
a companion budgie".  He is frequently chirping throughout the day, so long
as there's noise.

Thanks for any help, sorry for the ramble ...

 
 
 

Does an untamed budgie need a buddy?

Post by Wind Rive » Fri, 19 Mar 2004 03:54:56


Quote:

> Hello,

> I thought that my budgie and canary might interact, vocally.  Of course,
> they aren't close enough together for the parakeet to get at the canary.
> However, does an untamed budgie need a fellow?  I seem to read conflicting
> reports on this.  He's in a large***atiel cage and seems to quite
> appreciate the room, and I'm aware that in order to introduce a buddy, one
> must use two cages for awhile.  Usually some of us are home.  Will a canary
> and keet respond to one another at some point?

I would think just the company of another similar sized bird in the room
would be appreciated. I have a starling whose cage mate died, and he was
depressed and fluffed out. I moved him next to my parakeet cage, and he
perked right up, and the parakeets were fascinated by him. After about a
week, they started incorporating starling sounds into their vocalizations.
 
 
 

Does an untamed budgie need a buddy?

Post by Vebjorn Ljos » Fri, 19 Mar 2004 04:14:20



|
| I moved him next to my parakeet cage, and he perked right up, and
| the parakeets were fascinated by him. After about a week, they
| started incorporating starling sounds into their vocalizations.

Olivia, our green-cheeked conure, has learned to imitate three of the
other birds: Lizzie (lovebird), Graham (Bourke's parrot), and Chester
(pacific parrotlet).

The lovebird screams were the first sounds she learned.  Luckily, she
doesn't scream as much now that she has started talking.  She has
learned that making cure, quiet Bourkie or parrotlet sounds results in
attention from us.

Vebjorn

 
 
 

Does an untamed budgie need a buddy?

Post by pianohar » Fri, 19 Mar 2004 06:25:06



Quote:

> Hello,

> I thought that my budgie and canary might interact, vocally.  Of course,
> they aren't close enough together for the parakeet to get at the canary.
> However, does an untamed budgie need a fellow?  I seem to read conflicting
> reports on this.  He's in a large***atiel cage and seems to quite
> appreciate the room, and I'm aware that in order to introduce a buddy, one
> must use two cages for awhile.  Usually some of us are home.  Will a
canary
> and keet respond to one another at some point?

I would think just the company of another similar sized bird in the room
would be appreciated. I have a starling whose cage mate died, and he was
depressed and fluffed out. I moved him next to my parakeet cage, and he
perked right up, and the parakeets were fascinated by him. After about a
week, they started incorporating starling sounds into their vocalizations.
Well, thanks.  They can't see each other too well, but can hear each other,
of course.  The canary hangs  a few inches up and to the left of the top of
the keet's cage.  Do they need to see one another, as in side to side?  I
read that canaries must be elevated in order to sing, so that they don't
feel dominated by the other birds.

Thanks

 
 
 

Does an untamed budgie need a buddy?

Post by jmcquow » Mon, 22 Mar 2004 00:11:53


Quote:

> Hello,

> I thought that my budgie and canary might interact, vocally.  Of
> course, they aren't close enough together for the parakeet to get at
> the canary. However, does an untamed budgie need a fellow?  I seem to
> read conflicting reports on this.  He's in a large***atiel cage and
> seems to quite appreciate the room, and I'm aware that in order to
> introduce a buddy, one must use two cages for awhile.  Usually some
> of us are home.  Will a canary and keet respond to one another at
> some point?

> Just trying to sort some things out ... and no, I'm not "out the door
> to buy a companion budgie".  He is frequently chirping throughout the
> day, so long as there's noise.

> Thanks for any help, sorry for the ramble ...

I've had single budgies, I've had paired budgies.  The one thing about my
last two paired budgies was, they got along for several years and then
started fighting viciously.  Drawing ***, even.  I had to have separate
cages for them, which was a pain.

Having said that, my prior experiences with budgies is they do fine alone or
in pairs or even threes.  And I didn't have to take time to 'initiate' them
together.  They are flock birds and seem to like company.  But it is not
absolutely required.

I guess in some roundabout way I may have answered your question LOL  But
your budgie is young so if you want to introduce another one to the cage,
now would be a good time.

Jill